Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.
Yet another week is topped by a top-selling mainstream rock act who, coincidentally, will be heading out on tour with last week’s top rock debut. Of course, more of you are probably interested in the long-awaited return of Dimmu Borgir (or Dimmu Burger, as my brain permanently refers to them thanks to Metalocalypse). I haven’t listened to Eonian yet and I know its gotten some mixed reviews, but at least the album has done well sales wise in the US.
Parkway Drive, Reverence (Epitaph Records)
It sold a little less than its predecessor, but this is the band’s highest charting album yet.
Ihsahn, Ámr (Candlelight)
This is Ihsahn’s best debut yet in the US.
Galactic Empire, Episode II (Rise)
What’s better than one Star Wars metal cover album? How about two?
Red Devil Vortex, Someone Has To Die (Self-Released)
This is the band’s debut EP.
Thy Catafalque, Geometria (Season of Mist)
This is the eighth album from this avant-garde one man band.
Nightwish, Vehicle of the Spirit (Nuclear Blast)
This live album released at the beginning of last year has had an overwhelming resurgence in sales.
Sleep, The Sciences (Third Man)
#74 (from 37)
A 46% drop.
Judas Priest, Firepower (Columbia)
#99 (from 65)
A 28% drop.
Black Stone Cherry, Family Tree (Mascot)
A 32% drop from the top of the family tree.
Stone Temple Pilots, Stone Temple Pilots (Rhino)
#155 (from 122)
A 25% drop.
Stryper, God Damn Evil (Frontiers)
#170 (from 98)
A 44% drop, dammit.
Limbs, Father’s Son (UNFD)
This actually got a 43% boost in week two.
Awake At Last, Life/Death/Rebirth (Self-Released)
This came out a year ago, but I’ve only just now seen it pop up.
Power Trip, Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)
I’ll bet you don’t like Power Trip as much as this guy.
Morbid Angel, Kingdoms Disdained (Silver Lining)
Morbid Angel’s US tour must have struck up some sales.
Ingested, The Level Above Human (Unique Leader)
A 74% second week drop.
Dead Cross, Dead Cross EP (Ipecac)
A second week drop of 54%.
Melvins, Pinkus Abortion Technician (Ipecac)
A 36% drop.
Riot V, Armor of Light (Nuclear Blast)
A 69% drop in week two.
Red Sun Rising, Thread (Razor & Tie)
A 12% drop. But will this around as long as its predecessor?